Just as I thought everything was fine since my followup apt with my Orthopaedic Surgeon on the 9th I had to go and do something to my ankle! Ok, well I guess its not anything I did, but the arthritis in my ankle did. I was walking thru the grocery last night, about 1/2 way thru I had stepped down on my right foot and it was all over. I went right down as my ankle completely gave out. I had to do ALL I could to prevent myself from getting sick right there in the isle. DH helped me up, got me one of the ride on carts. I managed to get myself out to AND inside the car without bearing any weight on my ankle. Thats a VERY HARD thing to do when you left hip is all messed up from walking with a cam boot for more than 6 mo and walking with a bad bad limp for 21 mo. Yeah - my limp isnt little its HUGE! Everywhere I go I get a "wow, thats not a good walk"! Mmhhmm, gets old after so many times ya know? Or I get the stares which I shouldnt bother me but they do!
So anyhow...........my ankle swelled immediatly last night about 8x the normal swelled size. Its always swollen a little but this was un real!! This is a pic of my ankle about 2 months ago in the evening after being up and on it all day.
Nasty isnt it? This is usually how it looks ALL of the time!!
So I iced and got it elevated for a while. This morning when i woke up I couldnt apply any weight without terrible pain shooting to my toes, under my foot, up my heel and up my leg. I pretty much crawled into the basement (seriously!) to get my crutches and had my BIL put Bella on the bus for me. At that point I was thinking, Ill give it a week or so and if it doesnt get any better Ill call the DR. Well it let up a little and I was able to walk a few steps without the terrible pain but them it would start back up. I called my MIL around 11:30 to see if she could come over and get B off the bus for me. She talked me into calling the DR.
I called, left him a message and he called back within 5 mins. He said the arthritis probably got to a certain point and my ankle just cant handle anymore. Said to put my cam boot back on (JOY!) and use the crutches stay off of it as much as I can. He said I can come in anytime I want for them to look at it and we WILL HAVE TO bump up my surgery! That crushed me!! Here I was looking forward to a cast and pain fee Holiday season and.....thats shot!
I hate to be a complainer but I hardly ever say anything about my accident, injury and my pain. Sometimes ya just need a good vent!!
So right now we're at keep it elevated, stay off of it, wear the boot (all with 2 babies and a teenager) and call me if it gets worse. I cant imagine it getting any worse than this, my gosh. Every time I would step down today Ide have to breathe like I was going thru labor from the darn pain, haha - can you imagine that??!
Wish me luck that this lil sucker holds out til at least January:)
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